UKIP MEP: I’m don’t hate ‘girls’, I pose with them!


12:23 pm - April 24th 2013

by Sunny Hundal    


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Is UKIP MEP Godfrey Bloom a misogynist?

Well, we haven’t asked the question lately but he seems to be eager to answer the question himself.

Bloom has a page on his website titled ‘The Misogynist?‘ (h-t @leohickman)

So how does he respond to the point?

By, er, posting pictures of himself with women. No, really! Screenshot below.

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1. ludicrous pseudonym

“and the girls”

*facepalm*

A girl is a female child, Godfrey.

2. Kismet Hardy

The Blair’s Babes episode was pretty offensive

What’s next?

“Me? A racist? But look! Here I am hob-nobbing with some ethnics!”

By, er, posting pictures of himself with women.

And on horses.

Bit low on ideas for content lately, arent we…

“mi·sog·y·nist (m -s j -n st). n. One who hates women. adj. Of or characterized by a hatred of women.”

Alan Partridge meets L Ron Hubbard.

I presume the News article link below his head shot will link to a news story about all the Fraud that UKIP have committed whilst they have been in the EU? Like this one –
http://www.guardian.co.uk/politics/2012/apr/20/ukip-meps-misused-eu-allowances

I imagine he was hoping to divert attention away from his drinking:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=qCICF7GKPFw

to something more “manly”.

Or something…

‘“and the girls”

*facepalm*

A girl is a female child, Godfrey.’

The Concise Oxford English Dictionary says that it can also mean, colloquially, “a young (esp. unmarried) woman”.

8 ~ everything he said in that video is true. so whats the skilless left to do? ah!

if it takes a pissed poltician to tell it like it is, god fucking help…..

Is UKIP MEP Godfrey Bloom a misogynist?

Well, we haven’t asked the question lately but he seems to be eager to answer the question himself.

Did anyone ask it at all?

12. Dark Heart of Toryland

Oh my dears, I SAY…!

Be interested to know WHY he considers this a vital issue — so vital, indeed, that he stupidly employs a term to describe women that might have been acceptable in the 1970s and/or when he was 16. Unless you’re a right wing dunderhead, that is.

Actually Yakoub it’s perfectly acceptable to call a group of women “girls”, in the same way that it’s perfectly acceptable to call a group of men “lads” or “boys”.

What wasn’t acceptable was his comments about a colleague saying: “Isn’t she the most delicious bimbette? Absolutely thick, but good tits.”

Sunny, you are getting desperate in your attempt to keep the blog going. Next you’ll have side boob shots like Huffie.

As Tim says above, misogynists hate women. What UKIP MEP Godfrey Bloom is is a Philogynist. What he’s doing is exactly the same as women who buy calendars full of firemen/policemen/etc. A pure natural human emotion called lust. But then emotions and natural reactions and instincts are not something allowed in a socialist heaven where everyone is equal and such aspects of humanity are seen as base.

16. Man on the Clapham Omnibus

14. Boar

I think it would be interesting to hear you say why it isnt acceptable and why. This all sounds a bit desparate for a blog thats meant to be left wing or anything ,come to think of it.

“so vital, indeed, that he stupidly employs a term to describe women that might have been acceptable in the 1970s and/or when he was 16.”

I’m sorry, but this is a term that everyone uses, all the time. Maybe there’s a tiny group of liberal intellectuals among whom it’s considered unacceptable, but that would be news to the rest of us.

Seriously guys (can I still say that in liberal circles?), there’s a lot wrong with UKIP, indeed I think they’re xenophobic idiots, but calling some young women “girls”, as we all do? That’s a stupid reason to attack him.

@16 MotCO: I’m pretty sure it’s offensive in that it calls somebody stupid and unprofessional in the sense that he said it with no regard for the company he was in (a load of female students).

As for it being unacceptable in general though, I’m not sure. Said to one of his mates down the pub I don’t think it matters much. But it was unacceptable given his situation.

Here’s the political scrapbook page where I found the quote, if you’re interested:

http://politicalscrapbook.net/2012/02/godfrey-bloom-sexist/

19. Chaise Guevara

@ 13 Yakoub

“Be interested to know WHY he considers this a vital issue — so vital, indeed, that he stupidly employs a term to describe women that might have been acceptable in the 1970s and/or when he was 16. Unless you’re a right wing dunderhead, that is.”

Last time I checked it was still ok with most people most of the time. My adult female friends occasionally have a “girls’ night in”, and society doesn’t seem to condemn them for their 70s ways.

20. Shatterface

Its not like he teabagged them and posted it on YouTube.

This is casual sexism: not PC, not pleasant but hardly on the misogynistic level of the SWP rape cult or George Galloway.

Leaked Bloom has this to say of UKIP activists: “The charm and frustration of Ukip is we have doctors who fancy themselves as tax experts, painters and decorators who know all about strategic defence issues and … retired dentists who understand the most intricate political solutions for the nation.”

Whatever his attitude to women, these leaked e-mails show he
He has an accurate but disparaging view of his activists

http://www.guardian.co.uk/politics/2013/apr/27/ukip-local-elections-emails?CMP=twt_fd

This is the man who said about prostitution “In short, most girls do it because they want to”

http://www.sourcewatch.org/index.php/Godfrey_Bloom

23. ludicrous pseudonym

Oops, stirred up a bit of a hornet’s nest with my @1 comment… it was partially in jest, hence the *facepalm*, but it is indicative of sexism when it comes to a sexist (and sorry but you can’t be in UKIP and not be sexist) to use “girls” instead of “women” – but it’s more reinforcing his views rather than the cause of them. Of course “girls” on its own isn’t a reason to beat someone over the head. But it’s all about context, innit.

“This is casual sexism: not PC, not pleasant but hardly on the misogynistic level of the SWP rape cult or George Galloway.”

You are a foul defamer. Go to hell!


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